In addition to publishing a new trailer for the PC version Death’s Stranding Director’s Cutwhich was expected to feature new missions for the sci-fi title Hideo Kojima, publisher 505 Games published its latest financial report highlighting the most recent results.
In the first half of the 2021/2022 financial year, the Italian publisher had to settle for a profit well below that of the previous year. Specifically, we are talking about €55.5 million in revenue (-32% year on year) and 10.4 million net profit (-34.6% year on year). The drastic decline in numbers isn’t really a big surprise, since at the end of December 2020, 505 Games were distributing staples on PC such as control And Death Stranding.
It also highlights that 85% of sales come from digital copies of games, and also confirms that Assetto Corsa generated $9 million in revenue, cementing its status as one of the publisher’s most important intellectual property and top-grossing this period of the financial year.
Digital Bros is investing 78 million euros in 22 IP curated by external firms. Most of the games currently in development will hit the market from FY 2023 onwards (July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2023). Among the new games we have is Remedy’s sequel to Control, and a new game in development by Mercury Steam.
All this in anticipation of the release of the director’s cut of Death Stranding on PC, scheduled for March 30th. In addition to all the additional content already included in the PS5 edition of the game, PC will also support Intel Xe Super Sampling (XeSS) graphics technology.